Croatia has a beautiful seacoast, crystal clear calm waters, rocky beaches, beautiful pebble, hidden caves, awesome landscaped islands, countless cliffs and islets, and mild climate. It even offers a range of tempting sailing opportunities to explore islands and coastlines.
An amateur can rent a boat including the professional skipper, who will give tips on navigation. Or join a course first at local sailing school and improve sailing skills to head to the ocean alone. Experienced travelers with good sailing management skills can rent a boat from charter agencies, and go on an exploration tour across Croatia. However, there will be a need for a valid license to ride a bareboat charter.
Sail in luxury and style
If you are traveling in a group, then hire a luxurious yacht. You can even plan your itinerary that you desire to explore along the Adriatic coast. The yacht comes equipped with water sports equipment like water ski, Jet Ski, paddleboards, wakeboards, fishing, and snorkel equipment. The interiors of the yacht are mind-blowing including an indoor salon, bar, restaurant, sun lounges, Jacuzzi and a friendly crew, who is always prepared to serve their guests.
When to plan a trip
If your license does not fulfill the requirements, the charter company can refuse, but you can choose a crew along with yacht and explore Croatia in style. It is recommended to hire Goolets, it is Croatia’s best yacht rental agency.
The country is so beautiful that you can enjoy it by sea. Make sure to make bookings with the charter agency in June or September because the climate is mild and there is hardly any crowd. July and August are crowded and the berth prices soar high, even though the climate is the best.
Where to sail
The Dalmatian islands are the most popular sailing locations. Charter companies plan a weekly return trip from Dubrovnik or Split. You will find many secured and attractive areas to stay in central Dalmatia.
Hvar Island is popular as an island for families, and the island of a hedonist. In Brac Island Milna town is popular, while Solta Island is the untouched and perfect destination for cycling and hiking. It is also a genuine gourmet mecca, where many restaurants serve tasty, traditional dishes.
From Hvar Island, you can sail towards Vis Island featuring superb Blue caves. In Northern parts the Susak, Adriatic coast, Silba, and Rab are very popular. Susak Island is popular amongst kite flyers, Silba has the shape of ‘8’ and Rab boasts stunning cliffs, attractive beaches, and fertile internal land protected by mountains. On Adriatic, Mljet is an emerald island housing a national park. Mljet offers genuine village accommodation surrounded by lush nature, fresh air, and relaxing bays.
Harbors and marinas
Some marinas are accessible only in the summers, while the others are open throughout the year. The services offered will differ ranging from basics to extensive designed, in order to suit the demanding sailors. While you sail in Croatia, an option to enter a commercial marina is to moor in municipal or sports marina. These marinas have transit piers or berths where an overnight stay is possible.